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I have a technical question about the Adaptive M Sport Suspension

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I have a technical question about the Adaptive M Sport Suspension option that i was hoping someone from BMW Technical support could answer as i get different messages from different dealerships.
I would like to know whether:
The Adaptive M Sport suspension results in dampeners that are *firmer* under heavy load conditions than the fixed M Sport Suspension dampeners?
Or is the firmest setting achievable on the Adaptive suspension the same as the firmness of the fixed M Sport Suspension dampeners?
So far I have had product description responses from BMW but these have not answered my question:
Adaptive M Sport suspension
Adjustable and dynamically variable suspension system. Includes Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+. Dampers continuously react to the road surface and driving style. Ride height is lowered by 10mm.
M Sport Suspension
Factory fitted M Sport suspension providing firmer ride and vehicle lowered by 10mm.
I then got a further explanation stating:
The Electronic Damper Control (EDC) automatically adjusts each damper setting to suit the driving conditions. In a fraction of a second, the EDC microprocessors send information to the actuators in the shock absorbers and the magnetic valves are variably adjusted to provide optimal suspension.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Happy to continue waiting for a little while longer.


Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.


this is not BMW technical support. were you looking for a phone number for them?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** is not required.

I have contacted BMW technical support and all i get is marketing jargon which is publicly available and doesnt tell me what i would like to know.

I have contacted multiple dealerships to get them to ask BMW HQ and get differing responses which leaves me thinking nobody knows.

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

this is not the type of detail that is collected, and nobody remembers this type of thing because it is too specific. No matter what you try, I am confident that you will not get an answer.

my advice would be to drive cars with both set ups back to back and make your own determination.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for your suggestion.
I dont want to rate you badly as you have done nothing wrong, but my question has been left unanswered so i would like my £20 to be refunded.
Please advise how i should proceed.